little bluetooth speaker carries on the radical dream of radio caroline
 

little bluetooth speaker carries on the radical dream of radio caroline

the mini bluetooth speaker/radio — designed by five-time CES innovation award winner, dejun zeng — isn’t just a cute addition for your instagram still-lives. it does look especially good, organized neatly amid hats, glasses, colognes, and other two-dimensional characterizing details; however, despite the muzen OTR wood carolina edition’s undeniable aesthetic, beneath the surface, is something greater: its history.

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the story goes: it’s 1964. in protest and in love, radio caroline endures backlash and storms, day and night, to broadcast non-stop rock to those who would listen. the boat’s music inspired many people, including one, young mr. dejun zeng. now, inspired by the dream of caroline and the vibe of the 60s, zeng’s designed this beautiful little radio — and he’s packed it with just enough tech to keep instagrammers happy.

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the ‘muzen OTR wood caroline edition’ features aux input, phone connectivity and FM reception. the lithium battery has a 10-hour playtime. it sounds great for its size, has a nice vintage look, and, best of all: 10% of proceeds go to support future radio caroline broadcasts. support caroline and zeng on indigogo, here.

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